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Housing assistance and regional disadvantage: final report

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Medhurst, D; Lea, J; Pritchard, B
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 187700524X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The aims of the research which is detailed in this final report included to: examine the relationships between housing policy and regional development by positing that local housing market conditions primarily determine the range and extent of social and economic impacts of government housing interventions; critically evaluate the community and regional impacts of existing government housing interventions in four case study towns in the Northern Administrative region of the NSW Department of Housing - Evans Head, Tweed Heads, Wee Waa and Armidale; and to encourage closer interrogation of the potential role of housing policy within regional and community development initiatives. The report includes an outline of the project's research design and context, and main research findings.

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